Important Notice: Weekly classroom meetings begin on June 18, 2020. These live class meetings are optional, and recordings will be posted if you are unable to attend.

For more information, please see the “Important Dates” section.

Program Type: Certificate with Credential
Length: 6 Weeks Online
Instructor: Brandt Krueger
CMP Clock Hours: 20
Course Cost: $695 USD
ELI* & MPI** Members Price: $556 USD

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Virtual Event & Meeting Management Certificate Course

In today’s changing world, event & meeting management professionals are expected to have the skills necessary to plan and execute both live and virtual events. This course is designed for industry professionals who are looking to build on their existing event management skillset and experience by learning the fundamentals needed to plan and manage virtual events. 


  • Articulate the key differences between planning a live event and virtual event
  • Develop a virtual event strategy that includes key components unique to planning virtual events
  • Explore requirements for human resources, vendors, public relations, digital platforms, related technology, data collection & analytics, and data security
  • Developing a virtual event plan and program that provides return on investment to key stakeholders while providing an engaging digital experience for attendees 

We’re here to help! Feel free to contact if you need any help at all during your course, or if you have any questions. 

Looking forward to a great class together!

The Event Leadership Institute Team

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 6 Weeks

Level: All

CMP Credit Hours:

Instructor: Brandt Krueger

Course Instructor

Brandt Krueger

As a first generation personal computer user since the age of 6, technology is part of Brandt's DNA. Combine that DNA with a degree in Technical Theatre and a core in Psychology, add in almost 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, and you get a powerful event technology cocktail.

In addition to being published on numerous websites such as,, and the Convention Industry Council, he has landed articles in trade publications such as Meetings and Conventions Magazine and Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine. He’s spoken at various industry events such as Collinson Collaborate, BizBash’s Elevate, MPI’s World Education Congress, FICP’s Education Forum, Event Camp (London, Chicago, and Middle East), and even a one week intensive for government ministers and guests on producing large scale events in Turkmenistan.

He currently teaches many public and private classes through the Event Leadership Institute, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting, an appropriately named company that provides meeting and event technology consulting services.


$556.00$695.00 or from $159.00 / month for 5 months


Live Class Recordings

Week 1: Introduction & Strategic Planning 

Week 2: Staffing, Vendors, Marketing, and Sponsorship

Week 3: Developing A Digital Event Program

Mid-Course Survey

Week 4: Virtual Event Technology

Week 5: Data, Analytics & Security

Week 6: Virtual Event Execution

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